Photos | Videos
Photo Galleries (1)
View pictures from the state of Florida on History. See images of famous locations that represent the state.
Christopher Columbus Sets Sail
Christopher Columbus Sets SailVideo Clip (2:00)
Video Clip (2:00)
Though he didn't produce much profit for the monarchs of Spain, Columbus opened a path to the new world for all of Europe.
The Real Story of Columbus
The Real Story of ColumbusVideo Clip (3:34)
Video Clip (3:34)
When Columbus made landfall in the Caribbean, he believed it to be Asia--his intended destination.
Bone VoyageVideo Clip (2:44)
Video Clip (2:44)
Columbus' body has been moved so many times, historians are not sure where he is truly buried.
Christopher Columbus' Last Voyage
Christopher Columbus' Last VoyageVideo Clip (3:20)
Video Clip (3:20)
During his fourth voyage Columbus was forced to take refuge in a cove off the shores of Hispaniola.
Columbus' Book of Privileges
Columbus' Book of PrivilegesVideo Clip (2:13)
Video Clip (2:13)
Columbus compiled documents that were proof of assets bestowed upon him by the monarchs of Spain.
Columbus Uses the Skies to Survive
Columbus Uses the Skies to SurviveVideo Clip (3:25)
Video Clip (3:25)
Columbus used his celestial knowledge to scare native people into thinking a lunar eclipse was a sign of his angry god.
Columbus' Modern Ships
Columbus' Modern ShipsVideo Clip (1:25)
Video Clip (1:25)
Columbus' modern ships were fast and strong enough for the rough Atlantic seas.
Columbus' Quest for Gold
Columbus' Quest for GoldVideo Clip (2:38)
Video Clip (2:38)
In the new world, Columbus enslaved the native people and forced them to mine for gold.
Leif Eriksson vs. Christopher Columbus
Leif Eriksson vs. Christopher ColumbusVideo Clip (2:18)
Video Clip (2:18)
Did a Viking explorer travel from Greenland to modern day Canada in the 11th century, beating Christopher Columbus by nearly 400 years?
Most Popular Videos on History.com
Read More about Juan Ponce de León
Spanish soldier and explorer Juan Ponce de León founded the first settlement in Puerto Rico and discovered Florida during his search for the mythical fountain of youth.Go
Following in the path of the legendary explorer, an archeological team searches for a ship lost nearly 500 years ago.
Keep up with the latest History shows, online features, special offers and more.Sign up